How can people discuss family matters with unknown people?My father is presently admitted in Calcutta Port Trust Hospital. While going to his cabin, I have to pass the General Ward. I have noted that two old patients in relatively better condition always discuss their family matters. I have also noted that they are complete strangers and they have met each other for the first time in hospital. I feel astonished how can they discuss their family matters, their sons' attitude, their daughter-in-laws' indifferent behaviour, etc. with complete strangers. Even in long-distance rail journeys, I have found many people, especially ladies, discuss their family matters with co-passengers.
I am really astonished. How can people discuss family matters with complete strangers, but don't discuss these issues with the concerned family members, to sort these out?